More protests planned as Hong Kong recovers from another weekend of demonstrations

More protests planned as Hong Kong recovers from another weekend of demonstrations

Hong Kong is recovering from yet another weekend of clashes between anti-government protesters and police, but further protests are expected on Monday.

In response to the protests, police blocked multiple roads in key commercial and shopping districts and stormed Metro stations.

Metro services resumed on Monday and streets were being cleaned of debris.

Shares in the airline Cathay Pacific, which is based in Hong Kong, have dropped almost 4% after the Chinese aviation authority ordered it to suspend staff involved in protests.

Further demonstrations are planned for Monday, with protesters expected to gather at Hong Kong’s international airport and the city’s police headquarters.

The protests began in response to a bill that would allow extradition from Hong Kong to mainland China, which critics say undermines the special administrative region’s guarantees of autonomy, democracy and liberty.

Demonstrators say that the bill is part of Beijing’s attempts to erode the “one country, two systems” arrangement, under which Hong Kong is part of China but maintains largely separate political, legal and economic institutions.

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